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Stop Letting Strangers Into the Cal Lu Dorms

April 30, 2019

For a small, “safe” campus, when I told friends and classmates that I was writing a story about campus safety, everyone had something to say. It seemed like everyone I talked to had some examples of sketchy encounters or...

Uber: Take Responsibility for Riders’ Safety

April 30, 2019

I never thought that not having a driver’s license was a big deal, but one particular Uber ride made me think again. In light of the recent Uber-related murder of a college student, it’s important to remind students to be safe,...

Spoiler Alert: ‘Us’ Changed Horror Genre

April 30, 2019

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a horror movie with an intriguing storyline and an unexpected plot twist. With recent releases of horror movies like Jordan Peele’s “Us,” though, there has been a shift in the horror gen...

Spring Formal: Venue Choice Too Close to Tragedy

April 16, 2019

Another spring formal has come and gone. This year’s theme was “A Midsummer Night's Dream” and our Associated Students of California University Programs Board decorated the Los Robles Greens to feel magical. But down the street ...

Dance Location Wasn’t Meant to Offend

April 16, 2019

Remember how spring formal wasn’t actually supposed to happen this year? Well it did, and it ruffled some feathers. This year the event was criticized by students because of the location’s proximity to the Borderline Bar & Gri...

Students, Get Involved with Social Justice Events on Campus

April 16, 2019

Recently, I visited William Rolland Gallery to see the exhibit “Pathos Along a Contemporary Frontier: Border Paintings.” I witnessed profound paintings depicting different forms of violence present along the United States...

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is

April 9, 2019

If you’re going to spend more money on any one thing in your life, it should be the food you put in your body. In many cases the way you eat affects your long-term health and dictates how you feel. As ethical consumers, we need to be...

Sorry Gumby, Students are too Broke for Giving Day

April 9, 2019

I’ve received 13 emails since the beginning of February telling me all about Giving Day, an annual opportunity for the California Lutheran University community to donate back to the institution.  Even while writing this article, I got another no...

Generation Z Gets an Undeserved Bad Rap

April 9, 2019

Not all college students are millennials anymore. Although often mistaken for this highly controversial age range, most students right now belong to Generation Z. The assumption that all young people are millennials means they ar...

We Can’t All Pay Our Way Into College

March 19, 2019

Early last week, more than 200 people across the nation were linked to paying a private college coach tens of thousands of dollars to secure their children spots at top universities like Yale, Georgetown and the University of...

Cash in for Coachella: It’s Worth the Money

March 19, 2019

In 2017, I sold my faulty iPhone in order to have enough money to buy a Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ticket. It worked. I went to Coachella and it was totally worth it. April is the month of music festivals. Coach...

Purebred Dogs: Choose Ethics Over Aesthetics

March 19, 2019

Recently, a man in Georgia was arrested for participation in a puppy mill, described by police as “out of control and inhumane.” More than 700 miniature poodles and teacup Yorkshire terriers were seized from the licensed breeder,...

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